Chicago Restaurants Named on Eater’s Best Restaurants in America for 2016

alBerto Trevino

Eater has named its annual list of “America’s Best Restaurants” and three Chicago eateries made the list.

Formerly titled “Eater 38,” the list curated by Eater’s restaurant editor Bill Addison aims to “celebrate restaurants that embody what’s exciting and essential about dining culture.”

The list was divided into three categories: newcomers, the second years and hall of fame.

Chicago’s Alinea, Parachute and The Publican all were named on the list once again as “returning greats.” Alinea was also dubbed an Eater hall of fame restaurant, meaning it has been on the list for three consecutive years.

The Publican was noted for its defining “twenty-first century beer hall, serving a raucous excess of craft brews, oysters and pork,” Parachute was named for its “unexpected but always exceptional forays into global flavors” and Alinea was cited for its latest renovation, which made “America’s most audacious fine-dining restaurant more interactive and more luxurious.”

The restaurant of the year was Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York.

See the full list here

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